History KickTheDog / LiveActionTV

15th Aug '17 3:00:33 PM gb00393
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** Jaime Lannister:
*** A small moment when Brienne acts as TheConscience and asks him to safeguard Sansa, and Jaime, who has been receiving TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from nearly everyone after returning to King's Landing, calls her ugly.
---> '''Jaime:''' Are you sure we are not related? Ever since I've returned, every Lannister has been a miserable pain in my arse. Maybe you are a Lannister too, you've got the hair for it, not the looks.
*** His murder of Alton Lannister is rather cruel.
*** Him threatening to kill Edmure's son and every Tully in Riverrun to make him comply is pretty cruel, too. This stands out especially because, in the book, Jaime admitted to himself that he wouldn't go through with it. In the show, no such confession was made.
1st Aug '17 2:23:15 PM gb00393
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** The Smalljon killing Shaggy, Rickon's direwolf. Handing over Osha, when she serves little value as a hostage unlike Rickon, also falls under this category

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** The Smalljon killing Shaggy, Rickon's direwolf. Handing over Osha, when she serves little value as a hostage unlike Rickon, also falls under this categorycategory.
** Cersei does this as she walks.
*** An almost literal incident, when she has Sansa's direwolf killed because Arya's direwolf who attacked Joffrey to defend her mistress is unavailable. It's also probably her purest example of this trope in the show: it's her first, showing what kind of a human being she is, involves an actual dog and is ''completely'' unprovoked she knows full well that Lady wasn't involved with Joffrey's accident and Sansa, Lady's owner actually ''sides'' with him and Cersei.
*** In general, her treatment of Sansa when the latter is a hostage of the Lannisters in King's Landing, though this is strangely mixed with occasional PetTheDog moments (like when Sansa starts menstruating).
*** She denounces Tyrion's relationship with Shae to their Lord Father, knowing full well how Tywin deals with Tyrion's ladies of company.
*** Tyrion's trial is a prolonged HumiliationConga orchestrated by her to inflict as much psychological pain as possible (though in her view it's KickTheSonOfABitch, as she mistakenly thinks that Tyrion murdered her son).
*** After her last son Tommen commits suicide due to Cersei's actions, she claims that he betrayed her... directly to his ''father'' in the Season 7 premiere.
16th Jul '17 7:24:53 AM gb00393
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** Lord Tywin constantly zigzags between this and PetTheDog when it comes to his sons, often within the same scene. For example, he grants Tyrion powerful offices and an advantageous marriage despite constantly denying his claim to Casterly Rock and berating him for being a drunken lecher, and manages to gift Jaime a priceless Valyrian sword and disown him in the same scene.

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** Lord Tywin constantly zigzags between this and PetTheDog when it comes to his sons, often within the same scene. scene, thus proving that for all his effectiveness at stabilising the realm, he is NOT a good person.
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For example, he sometimes acknowledges Tyrion's talents, speaks to him as an equal when he isn't insulting his lifestyle and grants Tyrion him powerful offices which he does not trust Cersei and Jaime with and an advantageous marriage despite constantly denying his claim to Casterly Rock and berating him for being a drunken lecher, lecherous freak who killed his mother and saying that he dreams of killing him without any stain on his conscience.
---> '''Tywin:''' ''(to Tyrion)'' I always thought you were a stunted fool. Perhaps I was wrong.
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manages to gift help Jaime sheathe a priceless Valyrian sword and then gift it to him and insult and disown him in the same scene.scene.
---> '''Tywin:''' ''(to Jaime)'' Keep it. A one handed man with no family needs all the help he can get.
22nd Jun '17 9:36:34 AM gb00393
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** The Smalljon killing Shaggy, Rickon's direwolf. Handing over Osha, when she serves little value as a hostage unlike Rickon, also falls under this category
1st Jun '17 10:08:04 PM amishhomeworld
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* ''Series/{{The Good Place}}'': Used both literally and figuratively when an angel named Michael kicks a dog into the sun. [[spoiler:This turns out to actually be foreshadowing when it is revealed that Michael is a demon from the Bad Place.]]
30th May '17 2:48:12 PM gb00393
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** Ramsay Snow hunted one of his girls in the woods and had her mauled by his dogs. The reason, his girlfriend heard her say she was prettier than her.

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** It would be easier to list the moments where Ramsay Snow doesn't Kick the Dog, if he had any of those moments.
*** He razes Winterfell.
*** He tortures Theon to the point of mental breakdown, emasculates him and taunts him about that.
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hunted one of his girls girls, Tansy, in the woods and had her mauled to death by his dogs. The reason, his girlfriend heard her say she was prettier than her.her.
*** He brutally forces himself on to Sansa every night while taunting her at every opportunity.
*** He unleashes the dogs on Walda and her baby.
*** He kills Osha after she tries to assassinate him.
*** He puts an arrow through Rickon Stark.
*** He has his archers fire at Wildlings while they are engaged in his own men, causing some UnfriendlyFire - made more poignant when noble Ser Davos hesitates to fire because their men could be hit.
*** His final act was putting a arrow through Wun Wun's head when the poor giant was already at death's doorstep.
*** Even when he is chained up and at Sansa's mercy, he still can't resist doing this, taunting her with the fact that what he did to her will always be present. This doesn't end well for him.
20th May '17 9:47:45 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': Serena Joy has several instances of this, though two stand out in episode 6; she refuses to let any of the physically disfigured Handmaids attend the fancy dinner being held for the Mexican delegation, and she has the children that the Handmaids were forced to bear for the Commanders paraded around in front of their birth mothers, who can only look on helplessly. What's somehow even worse is that she doesn't do these things to just be deliberately mean, but as part of a PR stunt.
23rd Apr '17 2:26:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': The minor character of Devo Damars from the 1991 episode "Ashes To Ashes". (Quote from ''TelevisionWithoutPity'' Mondos Extra by reviewer Cleophus Wayne: ''Next is the slightly sad spectacle of Devo wearing a loud dress shirt and holding flowers, yogurt, and a bag of tamales while shooing away a small dog that continues to nip at his ankles. It's quite the empowering scenario for any young black man, I must say. Two of Beverly Hills' finest slowly pull up in their patrol car. "Don't you like animals?" they ask.'') Which is apparently enough to get him labeled a troublemaker by the cops, because it ends up with him getting arrested for walking around without a car (gasp!) and not knowing his girlfriend's home address.

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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': The minor character of Devo Damars from the 1991 episode "Ashes To Ashes". (Quote from ''TelevisionWithoutPity'' ''Website/TelevisionWithoutPity'' Mondos Extra by reviewer Cleophus Wayne: ''Next is the slightly sad spectacle of Devo wearing a loud dress shirt and holding flowers, yogurt, and a bag of tamales while shooing away a small dog that continues to nip at his ankles. It's quite the empowering scenario for any young black man, I must say. Two of Beverly Hills' finest slowly pull up in their patrol car. "Don't you like animals?" they ask.'') Which is apparently enough to get him labeled a troublemaker by the cops, because it ends up with him getting arrested for walking around without a car (gasp!) and not knowing his girlfriend's home address.
4th Apr '17 4:14:17 PM cherrychels
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** Giles' books contain an anecdote about Angelus nailing a puppy to the wall on Valentine's Day. Buffy finds the story so shocking enough that she refuses to let Giles tell her any details, saying, "I don't have a puppy. So skip it!"

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** Giles' books contain an anecdote about Angelus nailing a puppy to the wall on Valentine's Day. Buffy finds the story to be so shocking enough and horrible that she refuses to let Giles tell her any details, saying, "I don't have a puppy. So skip it!"
4th Apr '17 4:13:15 PM cherrychels
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': After veering back and forth for three seasons, George and Lucille Bluth cement themselves as unlikable people after learning that a woman Michael is on the verge of marrying is both mentally retarded and incredibly wealthy; they opt to conceal these facts from Michael and speed the wedding along, in the hopes that they can exploit her in order to restore their own fortune. This is only topped in the SeriesFinale when [[spoiler: Lucille reveals that they only adopted Lindsey as a gesture of spite towards [[SitcomArchNemesis Stan Sitwell]]. She freely admits that they never actully wanted Lindsey, and kept her adoption a secret (raising her as Michael's twin) to preserve their own image. This fact puts Lucille's [[AbusiveParents psychological abuse]] of Lindsey in a much darker light.]]

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': After veering back and forth for three seasons, George and Lucille Bluth cement themselves as unlikable people after learning that a woman Michael is on the verge of marrying is both mentally retarded and incredibly wealthy; they opt to conceal these facts from Michael and speed the wedding along, in the hopes that they can exploit her in order to restore their own fortune. This is only topped in the SeriesFinale when [[spoiler: Lucille reveals that they only adopted Lindsey as a gesture of spite towards [[SitcomArchNemesis Stan Sitwell]]. She freely admits that they never actully actually wanted Lindsey, and kept her adoption a secret (raising her as Michael's twin) to preserve their own image. This fact puts Lucille's [[AbusiveParents psychological abuse]] of Lindsey in a much darker light.]]



** Giles' books contain an anecdote about Angelus nailing a puppy to the wall on Valentine's day. Buffy finds such a story shocking enough that she refuses to let Giles tell her any details, saying, "I don't have a puppy. So skip it!"

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** Giles' books contain an anecdote about Angelus nailing a puppy to the wall on Valentine's day. Day. Buffy finds such a the story so shocking enough that she refuses to let Giles tell her any details, saying, "I don't have a puppy. So skip it!"



** And, amazingly, the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars]]" dares to do this to the much-beloved ''Tenth Doctor himself''. The Doctor's declaration of himself as the [[AGodAmI "Time Lord victorious"]] who can choose [[MoralEventHorizon who deserves to live or die]] is a conscious effort to prepare viewers for the fact that the Doctor's approaching [[TheNthDoctor regeneration]] is neccesary and [[IncrediblyLamePun timely]]. The Doctor is even [[WhatTheHellHero called on it]] by the very woman he is saving, and [[spoiler: her subsequent suicide]] pulls him up sharply (although the episode ends on an ambiguous note, so we're not sure if he [[WhatHaveIDone accepted]] or [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]] this revelation).

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** And, amazingly, the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars]]" dares to do this to the much-beloved ''Tenth Doctor himself''. The Doctor's declaration of himself as the [[AGodAmI "Time Lord victorious"]] who can choose [[MoralEventHorizon who deserves to live or die]] is a conscious effort to prepare viewers for the fact that the Doctor's approaching [[TheNthDoctor regeneration]] is neccesary necessary and [[IncrediblyLamePun timely]]. The Doctor is even [[WhatTheHellHero called on it]] by the very woman he is saving, and [[spoiler: her subsequent suicide]] pulls him up sharply (although the episode ends on an ambiguous note, so we're not sure if he [[WhatHaveIDone accepted]] or [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]] this revelation).



*** Her not treating Jon Snow like a son despite his love of her could be seen as this, though she does feel very bad about it. And then Season 6 reveals that Jon is actually Ned's nephew, not his bastard son. It makes the whole situation between Catelyn and Jon even more cruel and tragic.
*** Killing Walder Frey's wife, even after it's clear he doesn't give a shit about her and the poor girl did nothing to deserve it.

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*** Her not treating cold treatment of her husband Ned's [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] Jon Snow like a son Snow, despite his Ned's love of for her and Jon, could be seen as this, though she does feel very bad guilty about it. And then it as she realizes Jon is an innocent child and feels very bad for not keeping her BargainWithHeaven to treat him as a son. Later, Season 6 reveals that Jon is actually Ned's [[spoiler:Ned's nephew, not his bastard son. son with another woman. It makes the whole situation between Catelyn and Jon even more cruel and tragic.
tragic.]]
*** Killing Walder Frey's young wife, even after it's clear he doesn't give a shit about her her, and the poor girl did nothing to deserve it.



* ''Series/{{Robin Hood}}'': When we first see the Sheriff he seems a likeable rogue, apart from a bad habit of having people hanged to make a point. But after being mocked by Robin in front of the assembled Lords he storms to his room, takes a songbird from its cage, strokes its feathers and kisses it, then crushes it in his fist, smirking. After that, nothing he does surprises us.

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* ''Series/{{Robin Hood}}'': When we first see the Sheriff he seems a likeable likable rogue, apart from a bad habit of having people hanged to make a point. But after being mocked by Robin in front of the assembled Lords he storms to his room, takes a songbird from its cage, strokes its feathers and kisses it, then crushes it in his fist, smirking. After that, nothing he does surprises us.



* In the first season of ''Series/TheXFiles'' the bad guy of "[[Recap/TheXFilesS01E12Fire Fire]]", Cecil L'Ively, casually kicks a dog that's been digging out the body he burried before he fully sets on his psychotic arsonist spree. It's later established he doesn't have a motive for any of his cruel actions whatsoever, the dog episode only adds up to the fact.

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* In the first season of ''Series/TheXFiles'' the bad guy of "[[Recap/TheXFilesS01E12Fire Fire]]", Cecil L'Ively, casually kicks a dog that's been digging out the body he burried buried before he fully sets on his psychotic arsonist spree. It's later established he doesn't have a motive for any of his cruel actions whatsoever, the dog episode only adds up to the fact.
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